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hogback,

sharp-crested ridge with steep slopes on both sides, formed by the erosion of steeply tilted rock layers. Hogbacks are commonly formed along the eroded flanks of large, tightly folded anticlines and synclines (see foldfold,
in geology, bent or deformed arrangement of stratified rocks. These rocks may be of sedimentary or volcanic origin. Although stratified rocks are normally deposited on the earth's surface in horizontal layers (see stratification), they are often found inclined or curved
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). Impressive hogbacks are seen in the foothills east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mts. in Colorado, where they are formed by the vertical or steeply dipping layers of Dakota sandstone. This region forms the intake area for the Dakota artesian system. Hogbacks are also common in the Black Hills of South Dakota where sedimentary rocks were uplifted by the intrusion of Black Hills granite. See cuestacuesta
, asymmetric ridge characterized by a short, steep escarpment on one side, and a long, gentle slope on the other. The steep side exposes the edge of erosion-resistant rock layers that form the cuestas.
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hogback

[′häg‚bak]
(geology)
Alternate ridges and ravines in certain areas of mountains, caused by erosive action of mountain torrents.
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The police have refused to arrest the unnamed man even after a motorist, who was approached when he pulled over to get a bite to eat at the Hog's Back Cafe, reported him for indecent exposure.
Insp Tim Shaw added that it is vitally important that any offences of anti-social behaviour in the area of the Hog's Back lay-by are reported to police as soon as possible.
Rich Hancock, producer at Hog's Back studios said, "Fort Commander's game play is a twist on the tower defence genre of strategy games, and they have both defensive and offensive game play modes.
TO DO all this in the winter sunshine at an indisputable Grade 1 racecourse, over a pint of locally sourced Hog's Back bitter and a passable salt beef sandwich, is more than a man should wish for in times of general duress, but I wished for it and it happened anyway.
Surrey Police spent EUR130 on tea, coffee and biscuits at the Hog's Back, near Farnham, between May and July last year.
Thus, instead of scrimmaging my way out of the course straight after racing, in order to scrimmage my way on to a train heaving with malcontents who had just had their night out cut cruelly short, I was able to mooch around with a pint (from the splendid Hog's Back brewery bar) in my hand until the civilised hour at which the fireworks were due to start.
These days, though, at Sandown I can visit the new, and hopefully permanent, bar run by the nearby Hog's Back Brewery of Tongham, and my excitement on learning this was like that of a Greek building contractor finding out his stadium would be finished on time.